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Posted: 6/10/2021 2:10:02 PM EDT
I currently have cable internet. When my power goes out my internet goes out too even though I have a generator which powers my modem. This is due to the fact that the internet providers local infrastructure looses power.

I am thinking if I can power the Star Link receiver with a generator I shouldn’t loose internet with a power outage. Has anyone looked into this? They are rolling it out in my area at the end of the year.

Link Posted: 6/10/2021 2:42:29 PM EDT
I don't see why it wouldn't work. I can't wait for SL to become available in my area. My AT&T hotspot is killing me.
Link Posted: 6/10/2021 2:48:00 PM EDT
Provided your site is not serviced by the same power substation as Starlink's uplink site or NOC, it's a safe bet that if you can provide power to your Starlink  earth station, router, and PC, you'd be mousing on through the disaster.
Link Posted: 6/18/2021 3:39:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2021 3:49:55 PM EDT by Tony-Ri]
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Originally Posted By SpanishInquisition:
Provided your site is not serviced by the same power substation as Starlink's uplink site or NOC, it's a safe bet that if you can provide power to your Starlink  earth station, router, and PC, you'd be mousing on through the disaster.
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And even if not, SL ground sites are going to be critical infrastructure so unless its EOTW, it'll be back up ASAP... Plus later we'll have laser relay...
Link Posted: 6/18/2021 11:01:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2021 11:01:55 PM EDT by PresidentJ]
Just caution in your area. I saw the starlink dishes can over heat and shut down in temps 104-120.
Link Posted: 6/19/2021 9:49:47 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By PresidentJ:
Just caution in your area. I saw the starlink dishes can over heat and shut down in temps 104-120.
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I have been doing lots of research on Starlink, and I have not heard of that.
Do you remember where you saw that?
Link Posted: 6/20/2021 10:54:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/20/2021 10:56:25 PM EDT by PresidentJ]
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Originally Posted By BBsound:


I have been doing lots of research on Starlink, and I have not heard of that.
Do you remember where you saw that?
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Reddit (gag) but I saw more than one posting about it. Also roofs/ direct sun tend to attract more thermal energy (I think). I know in my area temps of 110-115 would give me pause.

https://www.reddit.com/r/gadgets/comments/o1zgt2/starlink_dishes_go_into_thermal_shutdown_once/
Link Posted: 6/20/2021 11:13:30 PM EDT
I use the cellular modem for my home internet and we have it on a battery backup. It doesn't go out for several days until the generator at the cell tower runs out of fuel.
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